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Accelerated Degree

Are you looking for a new career or interested in technology? Do you want to enhance your previous post-secondary education?

You could earn a computer science degree in as little as 12 months.

Today’s society is living in a revolution powered by computers. The growth in the past decade in both computer technology and applications has been phenomenal. The demand for graduates with computer science degrees is high and is expected to remain high in the decades to come, despite the troubled economy. By earning a degree in computer science, you are filling the need and high demand for computer scientists in today’s technologically advanced society. Plus, with a background in computer science, you have access to some of the highest starting salaries in today’s workplace.

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Open & Future Intakes



  • April 2024
  • September 2024
  • January 2024


  • April 2024 – Brampton Campus
  • September 2024 – Brampton & SSM Campus – Co-op option available for Brampton Campus
  • January 2025 – Brampton Campus
Program Highlights

In the accelerated program, students will learn:

  • Software development – students learn Java, C++, C, and Scripting
  • Software Engineering
  • Data structures and programming
  • Database programming – database design, SQL, Oracle, and Access
  • Assembly language programming
  • Operating systems – I/O, file management, process and scheduling on Unix, and Windows
  • Networking – IPs, packets, general ISO structure of networks – applied/practical networks – installing software, managing mail, and more
  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning


More questions? Check out the Frequently Asked Questions below.

Computer Science Accelerated Degree Program - Sample Structure

After successful completion of the Accelerated Semester, students proceed to the third year of the Bachelor of Computer Science (General) or BSc Computer Science (General).

Course CodeCreditsCourseSample Course Length
COSC 10463Introduction to Computer Science I4 Week Duration
COSC 10473Introduction to Computer Science II4 Week Duration
MATH 10563Discrete Mathematics I6 Week Duration
COSC 20063Data Structures I4 Week Duration
COSC 20073Data Structures II4 Week Duration
COSC 24063Assembly Language Programming6 Week Duration
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Frequently Asked Questions

You will graduate with a 3-year General Bachelor of Computer Science OR a General Bachelor of Science in Computer Science.

The required Computer Science courses are identical in each degree, however the Bachelor of Computer Science (BCOSC) has less rigorous requirements in Mathematics and Sciences than the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (BSc).

Many students will likely prefer to earn the BCOSC degree since it is an easier degree, with reduced core math and science content. For stronger students who are more well prepared, it is highly recommended that they take the more rigorous BSc in Computer Science as it is a stronger degree.

Both degrees provide students with the necessary skills to be successful in the computing and information technology industries. However, the BSc provides students with additional skills that will open opportunities in high-end scientific and mathematical research institutions.

Yes, students who complete the accelerated program can continue on to the fourth year of the program and earn a four-year honours degree. It is recommended that you speak to your faculty advisors early about this, so that you can properly plan your course progression in advance.

The four-year honours degree provides you with the opportunity to:

  • develop your skills even further by enrolling in additional classes
  • pursue a specialization in Computer Games Technology or Mobile Software Engineering.
  • complete a thesis study, which provides you with the necessary credentials to pursue graduate studies

Yes, it is! For all OSAP & Financial Aid inquiries, please contact Nicole Muskaluk in Financial Aid at [email protected].

Co-op is available after the accelerated semester, if a student decides to pursue a 4-year degree option. Co-op is a full term placement that can be completed during an academic semester or in the summer months. It is important to note that a co-op placement would delay the degree completion time.

Students who have already earned a bachelor’s degree can qualify for admission as a second degree candidate. Upon receipt of your transcripts, the Office of the Registrar will review your eligibility as a second degree candidate. As long as you did not take more than 18 credits (6 courses) of Computer Science in your degree program, you are eligible for admission as a second degree candidate.

If you are graduating from a 2 or 3 year college diploma with a minimum GPA of 3.0, you are eligible for the program and will receive 45 credits (15 courses) of transfer credit.